Monday, October 25, 2010

what's in MY makeup bag

when i first saw this i was already tempted to make a post of my own.

then i saw this, n itched even more.

now that i saw this one in farina's i couldn't wait anymore.

so here's my version of WHAT'S IN MY MAKEUP BAG.

i shouldnt have labeled 1 on the pouch. my bad, hehehe

1. yep, a pouch. a free one when i bought a cute kit from clinique, the hydration range.

2. a spray bottle containing decanted Clinique Clarifying Toner 2. Stingy, i know, but have u seen the mouth of the bottle? its H.U.G.E. it is one of the most useful tips i found in the beauty blogs' world, i can give more miles on it if i do this.

3. Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil. Nicked this from my sis (u can actually say its a barter since she nicked something else from me at the same time :D) These days i use it to revive my chapped lips.

4. RENU multipurpose solution. always on standby during those loooooong days, or during short trips to our hometown.

5. Cetaphil cleanser. this was given by hubbsy, a sample obviously gotten while salesrep promoting it in the hospital, meant for dermatology use. a gem, truly, i can get rid of my eye makeup with me eyes closed (literally)!

6. Clinique Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser. Gotten this when i bought the hydration range. Am not keen to revisit this one. trust me when i say my Clinique Gentle Cleanser (mild) does better job removing my makeup then this - when this one is the one tagged to do so. so having it in the pouch means i wont let it go to waste and just use it for normal cleansing.

7. Clinique All about Eyes Rich. for days when i feel like it.

8. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Relief. What a relief for parched skin after a day in fullblast aircon room.

9. Empty contact lense case. just in case.

10. Paul & Joe eyecolour powder. its a pretty beige colour with a brown-coloured four-leaves clover, gotten from reena. . again, for those days when i feel like it.

11. Stila CC in peony. i can't emphasize again and again how much i like the colour on my cheeks, n its hole in the pan is getting bigger!

12. Guardian's travel-sized cotton squares. i know, enough obsession with travel-sized items already!

13. Benefit full finish lipstick in Lady's Choice. truly my favourite nude. when i'm in the mood for shimmers, i'd layer it with Stila lipglaze or Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Sugar Cookie.

14. JLo Blue Glow edt. a free sample for those busuk with cafe's smell days. it smells great!

15. Bobbi Brown hydrating cream. a sample nicked while i bought some stuff for my MIL. very nonsticky n yet very hydrating. i like! what i dont like though, is the price tag for a full-sized one :(

that's it, the full content of my pouch. u can see how much i'm a sucker for travel-sized products, so much so that i actually have extras for those already in the pouch! n lets not delve into what else travel-sized inside my handbag (hmmm.. now that i think about it i might actually do that! haha)

so, spill the beans. what's in your makeup bag?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

hey beautiful, come to mama!

this was from yet another successful online purchase i made from strawberrynet!

introducing... adding up to my cheek collection:

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Rose and Nectar!

left: rose, right: nectar

they're such beauties, right? when i saw them on sale (unboxed) for usd16 each i just clicked clicked clicked, then lo and behold, a parcel is on its way to mama! i mean hey, the price is actually about double at the counters and i wont do much with boxes anyway.

these shimmer bricks are meant as highlights, but u can actually use individual colours as eyeshadows, or give a light-handed overall swipe for highlighting. But for me, i cant use them nectar as highlights as its quite pigmented. so instead, i use it as a blush (as i meant to do when i purchase it ;)) it is packed with shimmers though (what am i thinking, it IS called SHIMMER brick isn't it?) so i have to be careful and use a very light hand on it.

rose on the other hand is very nice for overall face brightener or highlighter on my apples since it won't show much as a blush.. somewhat like Benefit Moon Beam in a powder form i think, the similarity is there.

individual swatches for nectar. i won't put them on my eyelids though ;D

i've been using them for a few weeks now. while i'm still getting a grip on using rose (very fair, cool-toned beauty bloggers swear this can be used as blush), nectar is absolute breeze with me! *fondling black case for the nth time*

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

i'm backkk!!!!!

sangatla kesian blog ni mak dia lamaaaa tak bagi makan sori la ye..

just a few reasons:

1. my life is just same old same old..

2. i dont actually feel comfortable writing on internet space for quite some time. anyone who sees my facebook would know i've been silent for quite some time, only likes here and there on the pages i've been. dunno why but the whole terlebih cakap, n keeping what should be between you and your spouse is not meant for the whole world to see is has gotten to me.

so these days i'm just hiding in the dark, filling myself reading a LOT of beauty blogs til a few days ago Hariz went,

"ayang ni asyik baca blog orang je... bila nak update blog sendiri?"

ok now, i will :)